Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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New York has been on SUCH a roll lately!
We're thrilled to announce that an NYC resident named Brooke has been welcomed by the FDNY as the first transgender firefighter in the city's history!
"I am appreciative of the support that the FDNY has given me during this time in my life. However, it is my expressed wish that the details of my personal and professional life remain private."
And here's what a fellow firefighter had to say about it:
"It’s a tremendously courageous decision. Hopefully everyone will be supportive."
We hope so too, and we're pleased to hear that all seems to be going well so far! Good luck, Brooke!
And GREAT JOB, FDNY! Keep it up!!!